Arjana Blazic is a language arts teacher, education technology consultant, course designer and international speaker. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Zagreb and a Course Designer Diploma from the CARNet e-Learning Academy. She is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Award at Penn State University, where she successfully completed a one-year academic and professional development program.
She works as a teacher trainer with the International Expert Team for Curricular Reform at the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education. She is co-author of the National Curriculum for English and the National Curriculum for the Use of ICT as a Cross-Curricular Topic. She has written articles about teaching and learning with technology, teacher professional development and building teacher capacity. She has won awards in different competitions, such a Microsoft Partners in Learning, National eTwinning Prizes, Europe @School and Edublogs.
Arjana speaks at conferences and leads workshops, seminars and webinars. She has expertise in organizing international onsite and online events for professional development including Twitter chats and Teachmeets. She is co-founder and co-host of the Teachmeet International at BETT Show in London. She is proudly serving on the Steering Group for the Digital Education Hackathon for the second year in a row.
Arjana is an avid user of new technologies and a lifelong learner with a strong passion for travel. She likes experimenting with digital tools and learning how to effectively use technology in the classroom. She believes that sharing is caring and she is passionate about continuous professional development and sharing her knowledge with peers. Recently she has become a teacher-turned- YouTuber as her job is now to design and record video lessons and video tips for remote teaching and learning.